NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock indexes closed lower yesterday after a surprisingly strong jobs report pushed investors to gird for higher interest rates. Also, President Donald Trump said he may intensify his trade battle with China. The S&P 500 lost 6 points, or 0.2 percent, to end the day 2,871. The Dow Jones industrial average dropped 79 points, or 0.3 percent, to 25,916 and the Nasdaq composite fell 20 points, or 0.3 percent, to 7,902.

NEW YORK (AP) — Oil prices were about flat on Friday. Benchmark U.S. crude lost 2 cents to settle at $67.75 per barrel in New York. At the same time, Brent crude, the international standard, rose 33 cents to $76.83 a barrel in London. In other energy commodity futures, wholesale gasoline rose 2 cents to $1.97 per gallon, heating oil was up a penny to $2.22 per gallon and natural gas inched up by a fraction of a cent and settled at $2.78 per 1,000 cubic feet.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California jury has found a pipeline company guilty of nine criminal charges for causing a 2015 oil spill that was the state's worst coastal spill in 25 years. The jury reached its verdict against Plains All American Pipeline of Houston on Friday following a four-month trial. The jury found Plains guilty of a felony count of failing to properly maintain its pipeline and eight misdemeanor charges, including killing marine mammals and protected sea birds.

MIAMI (AP) — A Miami biotech billionaire with his name on the city's science museum has been charged in a market-manipulation scheme. The Securities and Exchange Commission says OPKO Health founder and CEO Phillip Frost and nine others participated in long-running fraudulent schemes that generated over $27 million from unlawful stock sales and caused significant harm to retail investors who were left holding virtually worthless stock.

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Universal Orlando Resort says it won't be hosting its annual celebration of all things Harry Potter next year. It's only because the Florida theme park resort is planning a new thrill ride and other experiences at one of the two Harry Potter sections at its parks. The annual celebration attracts actors from the Harry Potter movies for question-and-answer sessions, lessons on wand dueling and costume contests, among other events.